- Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 10:29
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Using the people of his Lagos community as subjects, Nigerian painter Oresegun Olumide creates oil paintings that are so realistic, they have become a viral sensation. His Instagram account has 15,000-plus followers and social media have helped his career in an environment where art is considered a luxury and the government is too strapped to support the arts. Born in Ikorodu, Olumide, 35, started painting when he was just 4. He went on to study fine art at Yaba College of Technology in Yaba, Lagos. By 2005 Olumide had launched his professional art career. Today, he owns an art studio in Lagos, selling and showcasing his work.